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Popular questions

How do I buy audiobooks on an iOS device?

You can buy digital content including audiobooks on your iOS device but not through the Audible app. To purchase an audiobook, go to the Audible mobile website using your device’s browser, Safari, for example. You can also set up a shortcut on your device to make purchasing even easier. Follow the steps below to learn more.

Purchasing from the mobile website

  1. Using Safari (or any browser), go to the Audible mobile site at https://mobile.audible.co.uk.
  2. Tap Menu in the upper corner and then Sign in if you're not already signed in.
  3. Browse for an audiobook either by using the magnifying glass at the top of the page and entering the title you had in mind, or by tapping Menu and searching by a category.
  4. Tap on the audiobook you want to buy from your search results.
  5. Scroll down the page of your audiobook and tap either Buy With 1 Credit or Buy for £X.XX"

Creating a shortcut

  1. Using Safari, go to the Audible mobile site at https://mobile.audible.co.uk.
  2. Tap Menu in the upper corner and then Sign in if you're not already signed in.
  3. Tap the share icon , followed by Add to Home Screen
  4. On the following screen, enter a title for your shortcut. We recommend something that will help you distinguish this from the Audible app like "Audible Shopping App" or "Shop Audible".
  5. Click Add to finish creating your shortcut. An app icon will be created on your home screen that can bring you back to the Audible website to shop at any time.

Note:After making a purchase, your titles are automatically available for download within your library in the Audible app on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.

What are the different membership plans Audible offers?

Based on your personal listening preferences, Audible currently offers several different membership options. Regardless of which one you choose, there are several membership benefits that you receive:

  • Monthly or annual credits that can be used to purchase single-volume audiobooks on our site, no matter the original price
  • Our Great Listen Guarantee return policy
  • VIP perks: Advance notice of member-only sales, events, and promotions

Here is a breakdown of our membership plans and pricing:

Membership Plan Price Audible Credits
1 Book Monthly Membership £7.99/month 1 credit per month
2 Book Monthly Membership £14.99/month 2 per month
12 Book Annual Membership £69.99/year 12 per year at time of enrollment
24 Book Annual Membership £109.99/year 24 per year at time of enrollment

To sign up for a free trial to Audible, or to pick your plan visit the Join Us page. If you experience any issues signing up, or are looking to enroll in an annual membership (12 Book or 24 Book), please contact Customer Care.

How can I purchase a gift membership from Audible?

You can view the three different types of gift membership plans to select from. Here are some quick steps to purchase a gift membership:

  1. Go to the Gift Centre on the Audible desktop site.
  2. Select which gift membership you would like to give.
  3. Click Give as a Gift.

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  4. A gift purchase window will appear where you can customise your gift by writing a personal note.
  5. Next you can choose your delivery option.

    • Send Email On: The gift will be sent by e-mail on a set delivery date you choose.
    • Print It Out: You can print a claim code and give it in person.

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  6. Click Preview.

    Note:If you are unhappy with the preview, you can click edit to go back and change the gift. If you want to cancel the gift completely you can click Cancel.

  7. Click Add to Cart.

    Your gift membership will now be added to your shopping basket. You can complete the transaction just like any other purchase on Audible.

Can my membership be placed on hold?

Audible annual memberships cannot put their accounts on a monthly hold.

Monthly Audible membership plans can be placed on hold once every 12 months for a duration of up to three months. During this time you will not be billed your monthly membership fee. To place your account on hold, please contact Customer Care.

You will still have access to many of your benefits while on hold such as:

  • Access to any unused credits
  • Advanced notice of sales and promotions

What happens to my purchased audiobooks if I cancel my membership?

Your Audible/Amazon account remains active regardless of your membership status. Therefore, any previously purchased content will still be yours! You can log in and access your online library from either the Audible desktop site or any of our mobile applications.

How can I buy more credits?

If you find yourself running out of credits too quickly, you can switch your membership plan to one that includes more credits, or occasionally purchase extra credits online.

To be eligible and see the option to buy extra credits online, you must:

  • Be an active Audible member and be on the same membership plan for at least three months
  • Have one or no remaining credits on your account
  • Must be at least 30 days from your next billing date (ANNUAL PLANS ONLY)

If you fit that criteria, follow the steps below to buy your credits on the desktop or mobile sites:

Desktop Site Steps

  1. Click Buy 3 Extra Credits at the top of Audible next to your credits.
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  3. Click BUY NOW on the next page.
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    Note:Pricing for credits will vary depending on your membership plan.

Mobile Site Steps

  1. Tap Buy 3 Extra Credits from the navigation menu found by tapping Menu on the left side of the screen.
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  3. Tap Buy for £X.XX on the next screen.
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After buying your credits you will receive an email confirmation.

Not able to purchase extra credits? Contact our listening experts day or night who can look at your account and go over plan options with you so never have a nightmare about credits again.

How can I use iTunes to listen to my Audible audiobooks?

Listening to Audible audiobooks with iTunes is easy! To get started:

  1. Download your audiobooks to your computer from your Library page on the Audible desktop site.
  2. Launch iTunes
  3. Click the Book icon in the top left corner of the iTunes window
    Note: You may need to click the ellipsis (…) menu to locate the Book icon

  4. Click My audiobooks
  5. Double-click on the cover art of the audiobook you wish to hear to begin playback

    • The Play arrow initiates playback. It will turn into the Pause icon while listening so you can pause the audiobook at any time.
    • Clicking on Chapters will allow you to jump forward or back in the audiobook based on where each chapter begins.

    • Note: Depending upon whether you are using a PC or Mac, the Chapters option may be located at the top of your computer screen.

    • Clicking and dragging the scrubber bar allows you to move to a specific point in the audio.
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    • iTunes will set your default view as aaudiobooks - meaning, you will see the cover art for the imported Audible audiobooks. However, this menu allows you to change how you view your audiobooks, including how they are sorted.

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    • To remove an Audible audiobook from iTunes, right-click the title in question and select Delete. This will also remove the title from any Apple devices that sync with this library.

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How can I find my audiobooks on my iOS device?

Your audiobook purchases are located under the Cloud tab in your library in the Audible app. If you experience problems finding a recently-made purchase, it may be because of one of the following reasons:

Refreshing your application:

  1. Open the Audible application.
  2. Tap the Gear icon gear icon, gear, iconon the screen if your app has a gear. If no gear is present, tap More more, more options, options, settingat the bottom of the screen, followed by Settings.
  3. Tap Refresh Library.

    If you have a gear icon in your app, your audiobook(s) should now appear under the Cloud tab by tapping My Library my library, library, cloud, device followed by Cloud cloud, device

  4. If you've tapped More, tap Settings.
  5. Tap Refresh Library.
  6. Tap My Library my library, library, bottom of screenat the bottom of the screen.
  7. Tap Cloud cloud, device.

Your title should appear at the top of the screen with a download, download audiobook at the lower right corner of the audiobook.

Signing in to the correct account:

  1. Open the Audible application.
  2. Tap the Gear icon gear icon, more, gear, iconon the screen if your app has a gear. If no gear is present, tap More more, options, bottom of screen, more options
    • If you tapped More, tap Settings
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  4. If you signed out, tap Sign In.
  5. Tap the Cloud tab cloud, device, cloud tab, tab

Changing marketplaces:

  1. Open the Audible application.
  2. Tap the Gear icon gear icon, gear, iconon the screen if your app has a gear. If no gear is present, tap More cloud, device, more, option, more options
    • If you tapped More, tap Settings
  3. Tap Sign Out.
  4. Tap Sign In.
  5. Tap Marketplace: on the Welcome to Audible screen.

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  6. Choose the marketplace or Web site you use to make your Audible purchases.

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  7. Sign back in and tap the Cloud tab cloud device, cloud tab, tabs, device, cloud

Filtering:

In the Audible apps, you can filter or sort your library in the Cloud or Device tabs. Your audiobook may not be showing up because you have selected a specific filter, or are sorting your content in a certain way.

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What devices are compatible with Audible?

Audible audiobooks are compatible across hundreds of different devices, including but not limited to:

  • iOS devices – iPhones, iPods (Touch and Classic), iPads
  • Android devices – phones and tablets
  • Windows Phone
  • Kindle Fire tablets
  • Kindle Oasis (9th Gen)
  • Kindle Oasis (8th Gen)
  • Kindle 8th Gen
  • Kindle Keyboard & Kindle Touch
  • Sandisk MP3 players
  • Creative MP3 players
  • VictorReader Stream
  • BrailleNote & Apex BrailleNote
  • Garmin & Tom Tom GPS devices
  • Mac & Windows computers

How can I download and listen to audiobooks on my iOS device?

The Audible for iOS app allows you to download, rate, and listen to purchased Audible audiobooks as well as add titles to your wish list to purchase later. Below you find instructions on how to download and listen to your content.

Download

Before listening, you must download your audiobook. Purchased content can be found in the "Cloud" tab. Follow the steps below to begin downloading.

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  2. Tap the Cloud tab at the top of the screen.
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  3. Tap the title you want to hear. For audiobooks broken into multiple parts, tap the name of the title first, and then tap the part.
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  4. You can listen to your audiobook as it downloads by tapping Ready to play.
  5. Once the download is complete, tap on the audiobook to begin listening.

    Tip: You can cancel your download by tapping the X icon next to the audiobook you are downloading.

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    For information on joining or troubleshooting Wi-Fi networks, please visit Apple's Support pages.

Note:In order to download an audiobook, you will need to have a stable Wi-Fi or Cellular data connection. Once the audiobook is download you will be able to listen regardless of internet connection. If your download stopped because of a connection issue, tap on it again to resume downloading once a connection is available.

Listen

After you have downloaded your audiobook, follow the steps below to begin listening

Audible audiobooks downloaded from the Cloud will be located on the Device tab of My Library. Audiobooks synced to your device using iTunes on your computer can be found on the iTunes tab. Simply tap the audiobook to begin listening.

Note: For audiobooks broken in to multiple parts, tap the name of the title first, and then tap the desired part.

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Listening Controls

The Player controls are:

  • Play
  • Pause
  • Jump Back 30 seconds
  • Jump Forward 30 seconds
  • Save a Clip or Bookmark
  • Change Narration Speed
  • Navigate

Can I still purchase audiobooks after I cancel my membership?

Yes! You do not need an Audible membership to purchase audiobooks through either the Audible or Amazon web sites. However, you will be paying full retail price for the audiobooks, as opposed to using Audible membership benefits, such as:

  • Monthly or annual credits that can be redeemed for any single-volume audiobook on our Web site
  • The Great Listen Guarantee return policy
  • Advanced notice of exclusive sales and member-only promotions